Index Engines Collaborates with EMC, Launches Workshop for Legacy Tape Data Management
EMC and Index Engines launch a new workshop that delivers a customized analysis of existing legacy backup data environments to determine the optimal tape to disk mitigation plan that reduces risk and lowers costs associated with maintaining access to legacy backup data

Information management company Index Engines has teamed up  with EMC to launch a new workshop that delivers organizations an intelligent analysis of their legacy backup tape data and assists in the development of an information governance strategy to migrate sensitive data required by legal and compliance to disk for improved management and access. Index Engines is a Select partner in the EMC Business Partner Program for Technology Connect.

The Workshop for Legacy Tape Data Access Service, delivered through EMC® professional services, leverages Index Engines' Catalyst software for the ingestion of legacy tape catalogs, metadata analysis and reporting on the content and a disposition strategy that cost-effectively restores data required by legal and compliance to disk allowing tapes to be remediated. 

"Through this workshop, EMC can deliver knowledge of legacy tape data along with an intelligent disposition strategy that supports clients' information governance needs," said Jim Clancy, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, EMC Data Protection Solutions.

This new workshop provides the data necessary to make an informed decision on migration options given a customer's actual circumstances and provides solutions for two key pain points including:

  • Offering clients who have significant pain around legacy tape data, including costs associated with managing, archiving and restoring data in support of legal, compliance and regulatory requirements a simplified access point and disposition options.
  • Providing clients who are managing multiple non-production backup environments a more effective means for validating the optimal method for maintaining access to legacy tape data.

During the workshop, Index Engines' Catalog Engine will directly ingest TSM, NetBackup or CommVault backup catalogs.  The Index Engines solution delivers full reporting and analysis of the content along with direct restoration of files and email without the need for the original backup software.  

This EMC-run workshop will provide details back to the customer to enable them to make an informed decision regarding how to mitigate challenges associated with maintaining legacy data access.

Then, EMC will develop metadata level reports on the tape contents along with a disposition strategy recommendation, focusing on migration of valuable data to disk-based archive and retirement of the legacy platform and remediation of tapes.

"Legacy tape content has become a legal and security risk, especially for highly regulated organizations including financial services, healthcare, government, and energy firms," said Jim McGann, Vice President, Index Engines.

The workshop is available this week through EMC. Please contact your EMC or EMC Partner Sales representative for more details.

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